Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.55
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date April 5, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Utah
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.01 / 3.00 Amy Brunvand
Office of Sustainability
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
15.39 US/Canadian $

Percentage of all employees (regular full-time, regular part-time, and temporary workers) that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):

Does the institution have employees of contractors that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations?:

Percentage of employees of contractors that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations that the institution has verified as receiving a living wage (benefits excluded) (0-100; enter ‘0’ if unknown):

The total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular (i.e., permanent) employee or pay grade meets or exceeds what percentage of the living wage?:
None of the above (i.e. the lowest paid regular employee or pay grade earns less than the living wage)

A brief description of the minimum total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid employee or pay grade, including any in-kind benefits included as part of the total compensation figure :

Pay Grades A-D have a minimum level that is less than a living wage:

Hourly Rates
A $ 7.26 $ 11.06 $ 14.18
B $ 9.62 $ 13.46 $ 17.31
C $ 12.02 $ 16.83 $ 21.63
D $ 15.19 $ 21.63 $ 28.08
E $ 18.89 $ 26.92 $ 34.95
F $ 22.88 $ 33.17 $ 43.46
G $ 29.18 $ 42.31 $ 55.43
H $ 36.49 $ 53.85 $ 71.20
I $ 49.86 $ 73.56 $ 97.26

Has the institution made a formal commitment to pay a living wage?:

A copy or brief description of the institution’s written policy stating its commitment to a living wage:

Policy 5-401: Staff Compensation: The University pays at least the current Federal minimum wage to all Employees.

Has the institution made a formal commitment to provide a living wage to its student employees and/or graduate teaching/research assistants (e.g. by adopting a student bill-of-rights)?:

A brief description of the institution’s commitment to a student living wage:

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:


Living wage was calculated using the Cost-of-Living Calculator created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Data is for 2 Adults, 2 Children, Salt Lake City, UT. Accessed 10/14/2016.

Data on % living wage from University of Utah Human Resources:
75.42% above living wage
24.58% below living wage

University of Utah, Division of Human Resources Salary Schedule
URL: https://www.hr.utah.edu/comp/salarySchedule.php


Utah System of Higher Education. 2015-16 Budget Priorities,
URL: https://higheredutah.org/regents-approve-2015-16-budget-priorities/
"All combined, USHE is the largest employer in Utah with over 30,000 employees. Average compensation for USHE staff and faculty are consistently lower than their national equivalent peers."

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